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Magellan

Artist:
James E. Allen, born Louisiana, MO 1894-died Larchmont, NY 1964
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
image: 14 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (36.2 x 25.7 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1939
Topic:
Landscape\water
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the family of James E. Allen
Object number:
1972.74.47
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Magellan Developmental Breadboard for GPS Receiver

Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 23 in x 5 1/4 in; 25.4 cm x 58.42 cm x 13.335 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system component
Subject:
Time and Navigation
Measuring & Mapping
Credit Line:
from MITAC Digital Corporation through Michael Williams
ID Number:
2010.0154.01
Accession number:
2010.0154
Catalog number:
2010.0154.01
Description:
The Magellan Systems Corporation produced some of the earliest handheld GPS units for civilian use. In 1986 company engineers began experimenting with electronic mockups. This is the earliest “breadboard” receiver. Together with a keyboard (2010.0154.02) and power supply (2010.0154.03), this object was used to test circuitry and components at Magellan while developing the first civilian GPS receivers.
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Time and Navigation
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Magellan "NAV 1000" Hand-Held GPS Receiver

Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
metal (part: material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 8 3/4 in x 2 in; 12.7 cm x 22.225 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system receiver
Date made:
1988
Subject:
Time and Navigation
Measuring & Mapping
Credit Line:
from Gary Barta
ID Number:
2010.0118.01
Accession number:
2010.0118
Catalog number:
2010.0118.01
Description:
The Magellan Corporation, founded in 1986, worked to develop a handheld, battery-powered GPS receiver for the civilian market. Launched in 1988, the NAV 1000 was the first hand-held receiver introduced to the consumer market. Magellan anticipated that people would use these devices for hiking, boating and other recreational purposes.
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Time and Navigation
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Magellan Developmental Display Screen and Keyboard for GPS Receiver

Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/8 in x 4 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 35.8775 cm x 11.43 cm x 9.525 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system component
Subject:
Time and Navigation
Measuring & Mapping
Credit Line:
from MITAC Digital Corporation through Michael Williams
ID Number:
2010.0154.02
Accession number:
2010.0154
Catalog number:
2010.0154.02
Description:
The Magellan Systems Corporation produced some of the earliest handheld GPS units for civilian use. In 1986 company engineers began experimenting with electronic mockups. This is the earliest keyboard. Together with the "breadboard" (2010.0154.01) and power supply (2010.0154.03), this object was used to test circuitry and components at Magellan while developing the first civilian GPS receiver.
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Time and Navigation
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Magellan Developmental Power Supply for GPS Receiver

Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 7/8 in x 10 1/4 in x 4 in; 7.3025 cm x 26.035 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
power supply
Subject:
Time and Navigation
Measuring & Mapping
Credit Line:
from MITAC Digital Corporation through Michael Williams
ID Number:
2010.0154.03
Accession number:
2010.0154
Catalog number:
2010.0154.03
Description:
The Magellan Systems Corporation produced some of the earliest handheld GPS units for civilian use. In 1986 company engineers began experimenting with electronic mockups. This is the earliest power supply unit. Together with a "breadboard" receiver (2010.0154.01) and a keyboard (2010.0154.02), this object was used to test circuitry and components at Magellan while developing the first civilian GPS receiver.
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Time and Navigation
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Exploring The Large Magellanic Cloud

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2008-05-20T23:28:16.000Z
Metadata Updated:
2014-05-14T19:04:24.000Z
Topic:
Astronomy
YouTube Category:
Tech
Views:
4175
Video Title:
Exploring The Large Magellanic Cloud
Description:
The Large Magellanic Cloud, known as the LMC, is a nearby satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way. At a distance of around 160,000 light-years, the LMC is the third closest galaxy to us. But the LMC is more than just a nice little sidekick.
Video Duration:
393 seconds
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cxcpub
YouTube Channel:
cxcpub
Data Source:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
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Magellan Systems Corporation GPS Records, 1986-2007

Donor:
Magellan GPS
Barta, Gary
Itnyre, Janice
McGregor, Jean Tuck
Rea, Donald
Tuck, Edward F
Weill, Lawrence R (Lawrence Randolph) 1938-
White, James P
Magellan Systems Corporation
MiTAC International Digital Corporation
Physical description:
12 cu. ft. : 15 boxes
Type:
Advertisements
Collection descriptions
Articles
Audio cassettes
Clippings
Correspondence
Design drawings
Instructional materials
Manuals
Memorandums
Notebooks
Notes
Photographs
Press releases
Reports
Videocassettes
Date:
1986
1986-2007
1980-2000
2000-2010
1980-1990
1990-2000
1950-2000
Topic:
Global Positioning System
GPS receivers
Navigation
Navigation equipment and supplies
Satellites
Black-and-white negatives
Local number:
2010.3065 (NMAH Acc.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves
Notes:
Founded in 1986, Magellan GPS is a company which, though not the first to develop GPS devices, has been an innovator in the field. It introduced the first handheld commercial GPS receiver and was also the first to make GPS devices affordable to consumers
Summary:
Archival materials documenting various aspects of the development of the Magellan GPS device, including the engineering, research, design, manufacturing, and marketing of the device. The collection includes correspondence and internal company reports and memoranda; design drawings; research notes; schematics; photographs, slides and negatives; video and audiocassettes; advertisements; articles and clippings; press releases; operational manuals; and miscellaneous papers
Cite as:
MagellanSystems Corporation GPS Records, 1986-2007, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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Ferdinand Magellan

Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Copy after:
Unidentified Artist
Sitter:
Ferdinand Magellan, c. 1480 - 1521
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Painting
Date:
1848
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat
Printed Material\Document\Scroll
Ferdinand Magellan: Natural Resources\Explorer
Portrait
Credit Line:
Current Owner: Museo Naval
Object number:
646 MN
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery
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Monument to Magellan, discoverer (1521) of the Philippines, Manila, P.I. 10675 interpositive 1910

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Subject:
Magellan, Ferdinand d. 1521
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 5" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Philippines
Manila (Philippines)
Date:
1910
1900-1910
Topic:
Monuments
Parks
Local number:
RSN 24264
Notes:
Currently stored in box 3.2.37 [136]
[Apr 1910 CB MS] on envelope
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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Aviator Suit, "Magellan T. Bear"

Manufacturer:
North American Bear Company
Materials:
fabric, metal, plastic
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 ft. 4 in. wide x 1 ft. 3 in. deep (40.6 x 38.1cm)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Korea
Credit Line:
Gift of Penny Wiedeke and Jerry Williams.
Inventory Number:
A19980135000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Summary:
This is the flight suit for the toy teddy bear Magellan T. Bear. Magellan T. Bear became the first official teddy bear in space, flying as the "education specialist" aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-63 mission in February 1995. The bear's journey was part of an ambitious educational project to stimulate interest in geography, science, and social studies. Students and faculty of Elk Creek Elementary School in Pine, Colorado, worked with NASA and Spacehab to have the teddy bear certified for spaceflight. The school also arranged for the bear to fly around the world, visit the South Pole, fly on United Airlines' first Boeing 777 flight, and attend U.S. Space Camp. The bear wore an aviator's suit for these travels but wore an astronaut suit for spaceflight. Presented to the National Air and Space Museum in May 1998, Magellan T. Bear has been on display in the "How Things Fly" gallery.
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum
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Helmet, Aviator Cap, "Magellan T. Bear"

Manufacturer:
North American Bear Company
Materials:
vinyl, metal
Dimensions:
Overall: 11 in. wide x 10 1/2 in. deep (27.94 x 26.67cm)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
Korea
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Penny Wiedeke and Jerry Williams
Inventory Number:
A19980136000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Summary:
Magellan T. Bear became the first official teddy bear in space, flying as the "education specialist" aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-63 mission in February 1995. The bear's journey was part of an ambitious educational project to stimulate interest in geography, science, and social studies. Students and faculty of Elk Creek Elementary School in Pine, Colorado, worked with NASA and Spacehab to have the teddy bear certified for spaceflight. The school also arranged for the bear to fly around the world, visit the South Pole, fly on United Airlines' first Boeing 777 flight, and attend U.S. Space Camp. The cap was part of the bear's flight suit for these travels.
Presented to the National Air and Space Museum in May 1998 by librarian Penny Wiedeke and principal Jerry Williams, Magellan T. Bear is on display in the "How Things Fly" gallery.
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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Aviator Goggles, "Magellan T. Bear"

Manufacturer:
North American Bear Company
Materials:
Vinyl, plastic, elastic
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 in. tall x 10 in. wide x 1/2 in. deep (5.08 x 25.4 x 1.27cm)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
Korea
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Penny Wiedeke and Jerry Williams
Inventory Number:
A19980137000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Summary:
Magellan T. Bear became the first official teddy bear in space, flying as the "education specialist" aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-63 mission in February 1995. The bear's journey was part of an ambitious educational project to stimulate interest in geography, science, and social studies.
Students and faculty of Elk Creek Elementary School in Pine, Colorado, worked with NASA and Spacehab to have the teddy bear certified for spaceflight. The school also arranged for the bear to fly around the world, visit the South Pole, fly on United Airlines' first Boeing 777 flight, and attend U.S. Space Camp. The goggles were part of the bear's flight suit for these travels.
Presented to the National Air and Space Museum in May 1998 by librarian Penny Wiedeke and principal Jerry Williams, Magellan T. Bear is on display in the "How Things Fly" gallery.
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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Aviator Scarf, "Magellan T. Bear"

Manufacturer:
North American Bear Company
Materials:
Synthetic fabric
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 63.5 x 5.1cm (25 x 2 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Penny Wiedeke and Jerry Williams
Inventory Number:
A19980138000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Summary:
Magellan T. Bear became the first official teddy bear in space, flying as the "education specialist" aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-63 mission in February 1995. The bear's journey was part of an ambitious educational project to stimulate interest in geography, science, and social studies.
Students and faculty of Elk Creek Elementary School in Pine, Colorado, worked with NASA and Spacehab to have the teddy bear certified for spaceflight. The school also arranged for the bear to fly around the world, visit the South Pole, fly on United Airlines' first Boeing 777 flight, and attend U.S. Space Camp. This scarf is part of the aviator's suit worn by the bear on most of these travels.
Presented to the National Air and Space Museum in May 1998 by librarian Penny Wiedeke and principal Jerry Williams, Magellan T. Bear is on display in the "How Things Fly" gallery.
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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Astronaut Suit, "Magellan T. Bear"

Materials:
Cotton, steel, nylon, synthetic fabric
Dimensions:
Overall: 1ft 4 1/4in. x 1ft 7 1/4in. (41.28 x 48.9cm)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Penny Wiedeke and Jerry Williams
Inventory Number:
A19980139000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Summary:
This astronaut suit was made for Magellan T. Bear's flight as the first official teddy bear in space. The bear flew as the "education specialist" aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-63 mission in February 1995. The bear's journey was part of an ambitious educational project to stimulate interest in geography, science, and social studies.
Students and faculty of Elk Creek Elementary School in Pine, Colorado, worked with NASA and Spacehab to have the teddy bear certified for spaceflight. The school also arranged for the bear to fly around the world, visit the South Pole, fly on United Airlines' first Boeing 777 flight, and attend U.S. Space Camp.
Presented to the National Air and Space Museum in May 1998 by librarian Penny Wiedeke and principal Jerry Williams, Magellan T. Bear is on display in the "How Things Fly" gallery.
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Moving Beyond Earth
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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Receiver, Handheld, GPS, "Trailblazer XL"

Manufacturer:
Magellan Corporation
Materials:
Plastic
Electronics
Dimensions:
3-D: 15.6 x 8.9 x 3.2cm, 0.4kg (6 1/8 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/4 in., 7/8lb.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of the Magellan Corporation
Inventory Number:
A19950089000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Summary:
This is one of the first early handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers intended for civilian use. GPS is a navigational system that provides accurate and instantaneous position information to those equipped with receivers such as this one. The system relies on a set of 24 satellites placed in orbit approximately 18,000 km above the earth. Each satellite carries atomic clocks on board, and broadcasts a signal that is accurate to within 3 billionths of a second. GPS units are tuned to receive signals from these satellites, and if the receiver can lock on to at least four of them, it can determine its position and altitude on Earth.
This unit was donated to NASM by its manufacturer, the Magellan Corporation. It shows positional data in traditional latitude and longitude coordinates. More recent models incorporate that data into maps and other graphic informaiton that is more understandable to laypersons.
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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MDIS "PathMaster" GPS Information Computer

Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 8 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 21.59 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system receiver
Date made:
ca 1997
Subject:
Time and Navigation
Measuring & Mapping
Credit Line:
from Gary Barta
ID Number:
2010.0118.14
Accession number:
2010.0118
Catalog number:
2010.0118.14
Description:
In the late 1990s, Magellan released the first turn-by-turn navigation system for civilian drivers. The PathMaster hard-wired into a car, allowed users to see a map on a display screen and follow directions. The large computer received GPS data from an antenna and sent it to the display. A small card with a portable hard drive containing map data was inserted into the computer.
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Time and Navigation
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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MDIS "PathMaster" GPS Control Display Unit

Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 in x 5 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 13.97 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system receiver
global positioning system control unit
Date made:
ca 1997
Subject:
Time and Navigation
Measuring & Mapping
Credit Line:
from Gary Barta
ID Number:
2010.0118.13
Accession number:
2010.0118
Catalog number:
2010.0118.13
Description:
In the late 1990s, Magellan released the first turn-by-turn navigation system for civilian drivers. The PathMaster hard-wired into a car, allowed users to see a map on a display screen and follow directions. The large computer received GPS data from an antenna and sent it to the display. A small card with a portable hard drive containing map data was inserted into the computer.
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Time and Navigation
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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View from Ship of Magellan Memorial, Church, and Building 1904

Creator:
Gardener, Helen H (Helen Hamilton) 1853-1925
Physical description:
1 photoprint 003 in x 003 in mounted on 004 in x 005 in
Culture:
Philippines
Spain
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1904
Local number:
NAA INV 05138600
Cite as:
DOE Oceania: Philippines:Gen: Gardener Colln: NM 90351 05138600, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
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Additional Online Media:

Toy, Stuffed, Teddy Bear (Magellan T. Bear), STS-63

Manufacturer:
North American Bear Company
Materials:
overall: 100% polyester blue plush fabric with polyester stuffing
eyes and nose: black plastic buttons
Dimensions:
3-D: 40.6 x 21.6 x 57.2cm (16 x 8 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Korea
Credit Line:
Gift of Penny Wiedeke and Jerry Williams. RESTRICTED GIFT; NO TRANSFER OF COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK, OR RELATED RIGHTS.
Inventory Number:
A19980134000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Summary:
Magellan T. Bear, manufactured by the North American Bear Company, became the first official teddy bear in space, flying as the "education specialist" aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-63 mission in February 1995. The bear's journey was part of an ambitious educational project to stimulate interest in geography, science, and social studies. Students and faculty of Elk Creek Elementary School in Pine, Colorado, worked with NASA and Spacehab to have the teddy bear certified for spaceflight. The school also arranged for the bear to fly around the world, visit the South Pole, fly on United Airlines' first Boeing 777 flight, and attend U.S. Space Camp.
Presented to the National Air and Space Museum in May 1998 by librarian Penny Wiedeke and principal Jerry Williams, Magellan T. Bear is on display in the "How Things Fly" gallery.
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Moving Beyond Earth
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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In the Strait of Magellan, looking S.E. to snow-covered Mt. Sarmiento. 11201 Interpositive

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 4" x 5"
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Argentina
Mt. Sarmiento
Strait of Magellan
Date:
1900-1910
Topic:
Channels
Mountains
Seascapes
Ships
Snow
Straits
Local number:
RSN 27804
Notes:
Same as RSN 24516
Currently stored in box 3.2.58 [91]
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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